The World Health Organization has put compulsive video game playing on their list of mental health conditions. Critics say the classification might put a stigma on young players.
The WHO feels that by classifying Gaming Disorder separately, countries with the means can address the issue with treatment. One expert said the amount of people suffering from true compulsion is less than 1 percent. They also may have underlying issues like depression, autism or bipolar disorder. Another expert said every child or teen playing games for hours is not necessarily an addict.
Do you have gamers in your family? Do they play a lot? Do you think it has reached the level of compulsive?
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